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Full Article Attached Microsoft Patents Style Sheets and Butt Hinge

Thursday February 4th, 1999

Microsoft has received patents for "Style sheets for publishing system", and for "Butt hinge with integrally formed butt straps"..

It was mighty kind of Microsoft to get the input of the development community before taking everything for themselves. I guess that everyone should just feel glad that Microsoft let them participate at all.

Thank you, Microsoft!!!

For those of you who think that Microsoft couldn't possibly be referring to CSS, just click Full Article below to see their list of references.


#11 Re:Microsoft Patents Style Sheets and Butt Hinge

by dave h <lorian@darkwave.org.uk>

Friday February 5th, 1999 2:42 PM

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How can MS possibly have a patent covering CSS or XSL, when they were developed as open standards by the W3C? Does MS really think it can turn the "World Wide Web" into the "Microsoft Wide Web"?? Surely because the original proposals were out before the patent application, Microsoft shouldn't be able to take over CSS?

I really want to know what the W3C has to say on the matter. I think a press release would be nice.